Monday October 22, 1:00 pm – Butler Library, Room 523
Your Dissertation: What You Need to Know About Copyright and Electronic Filing
This event is free and open to Columbia students, faculty, and staff.
Students at the Columbia Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (GSAS) must file their dissertations electronically, and a copy of each dissertation will be deposited in Columbia’s online repository Academic Commons. This new requirement may change the way you prepare your dissertation for filing. Learn important information about using copyrighted materials in your dissertation, and depositing your work in Academic Commons. Bring your questions!
Kenneth Crews, Columbia Copyright Advisory Office
Rob Hilliker, Academic Commons Manager
Tuesday October 23, 11:00 am – Butler Library, Room 523
Bountiful Harvest? Collection-building Opportunities With Open Access
This event is free and open to the public.
How is open access changing the way libraries build their collections? Has it caused greater shifts in opportunities in the sciences or humanities? What are the most pressing challenges it presents? Join Columbia’s Scholarly Communication Program for a lively debate on how librarians can support open access and use it to enrich the collections and services they offer.
Matthew Baker, Collection Services Librarian, The Burke Library at Union Theological Seminary
Pamela Graham, Director of Global Studies and Director, Center for Human Rights Documentation & Research, Columbia University Libraries/Information Services
Megan Wacha, Research and Instruction Librarian for Media and the Performing Arts, Barnard College
Wednesday October 24, 2:30 pm – Butler Library, Room 523
Webcast Screening: Open Access and Your Publications – What’s Copyright Got To Do With It?
The screening is open to Columbia students, faculty, and staff. Web registration for the general public is available at the ALA Store here.
For librarians, researchers and many other library users, the open access movement has enabled easy and reliable access to a wide range of new publications. However, the success of open access hinges on the terms in the agreements between authors and publishers. The copyright language that spells out whether the public will have access to specific material might be buried in a cryptic, pro forma email attachment or even a click-through agreement. Don’t let your materials stay hidden under a rock—facilitate access by learning to be proactive with the expert advice of copyright authority Kenneth D. Crews. This is the second of a series of occasional ALA webinars called “Crews on Copyright”.